Building and trade

Asbestos removal licence

Asbestos removal licences aim to protect workers from asbestos exposure and enforce safe removal practices to protect building occupants and others at the workplace.

Two licences cover the different levels of risk involved in asbestos removal work:

  • Asbestos removal licence – class A (unlimited).
  • Asbestos removal licence – class B (limited).

Who should apply

A business intending to remove any form of asbestos material (friable and non-friable) must apply for a class A (unlimited) licence.

A business intending to remove only asbestos-cement products (eg fibro) and other non-friable asbestos-containing material - eg floor tiles - must apply for a class B (limited) licence.

The class B (limited) licence does not cover the removal of asbestos-backed vinyl floor coverings and other friable asbestos products. These products require a class A (unlimited) licence.

Friable means easily crumbled or reduced to powder.

How to apply

1. Application form

Download an application form from the SafeWork SA website.

2. Lodgement

Lodge the signed application with SafeWork SA, along with the specified fees and supporting documents indicated in the form. The form contains the required fees and the address for lodgement.

Notifying asbestos removal jobs

Once licensed, you must notify SafeWork SA of every asbestos removal job at least five days prior to the removal work taking place.

Notify by using the SafeWork SA online portal.

Renewing your licence

Licences must be renewed every five years.

Contact SafeWork SA


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Page last updated 21 December 2016

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Attorney-General's Department
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Last Updated:
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